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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 16, 2013 6:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Converting Torrent Files to iTunes

You're getting lots of answers; but, I have to say I envy you--I will never forget the feeling of figuring this out (it's v simple) and suddenly I was burning disks and loading shows like nobody's bizniss...amazing.

You can load WAV files on an ipod, though it takes more space (used to be able to anyhoo).

Use TLHelper to convert FLAC to WAV, and then load the WAVs to itunes and they will convert to MP3 unless you specify otherwise.

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Jan 16, 2013 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Converting Torrent Files to iTunes

Hi there WT; hope all is well with you.

There is no need to convert to MP3 via WAV with TLH these days. The newer versions of TLH will convert FLAC to MP3 directly (or "dreckley" as they say down in Cornwall).

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jan 16, 2013 9:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Converting Torrent Files to iTunes

Understood, but we (probably) all have our own personal road map.

Mine is as follows:

d/l from 'LLL', 'PB' or whatever.

Convert FLACs to WAV and burn to CD for listening to on the BIG stereo system - you know: the one in the living room with the three speaker pyramid in each corner - woofers at the bottom, mid-range units in the middle (where else?) and tweeters at the top. Always nice to listen to the Dead FULL BLAST on the BIG stereo, when the neighbours go out.

Convert residual WAVS to mp3 at 320kbps for transferring to mp3 player for listening to on the mp3 player (doh!!!!) when taking the dog for a walk and in a darkened room where I'm exiled to when the rest of the family have had enough of my poor jokes (and music).

Back-up the FLACs onto duplicate external hard-drives in the event that the CDs ever need burning again.

Finally, delete everything from the main 'puter so it don't grind to a halt.

Incidentally (dah dah!), the (Phillips) mp3 player will play FLACs and Wavs but there is the space issue so I opt for mp3 at 320kbps.

That said, this is probably as old as yesterday's fish'n'chip wrappings so there's probably something younger, fitter, faster out there waiting to be discovered. But I don't care - if it ain't broke, don't try and fix it!

Apols for the English spellings and best wishes to The Bucket Boys of Newquay, Cornwall, England.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 16, 2013 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Converting Torrent Files to iTunes

Hey there too, JH; yea, fig'd that might be true from what some others said in reply...I have largely given up such techno fun and games these days, but it was something I really enjoyed for a few yrs (lots of family and friends rec'd far too many CDs of DEAD & CREAM shows, I am sure!).

TLH gets my vote for my fav little helper, that's for sure!

Perhaps that MP3 feature is a sign of changing times--folks used to get VERY twitchy about "lossy" formats like that...